Community Theatre

Amazing Shows & Top Notch Performances

Our state-of the art facility is the perfect place to enjoy all our great productions and workshops. Whether you’re a member of the audience or interested in being a performer, you’ll find Sid Jacobson JCC is the place to be for theatre.

Productions held in the Rubenstein Theatre.

Community theatre enriches the lives of those who take an active part in it, as well as those in the community who benefit from live theatre productions. Community theatre offers a gateway to new worlds of experience, emotion and knowledge.

Our programs give you the opportunity to work with a diverse group of creative people who share a theatrical vision of that not only entertain the audience but also broadens their understanding of the world in which they live.

We have productions, workshops, camps and volunteer programs. You can become a performer, help with the lighting, create the set designs or craft the costumes. With so many ways to participate your sure to find a deeply rewarding opportunity to grow your creativity. As part of a team your participation will create an impact on the community in so many ways.

Auditions
+ Shows

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Grades: 3-6
Be our guest in this magical tale as old as time. Auditions are not a drop-off, please come prepared to sing.
Thursday session directed by Alison Pnini
Auditions September 14, 4-6pm
Rehearsals begin September 28, 4-6pm
$750 / members $675

Sunday sessions directed by Leora Riven and Alice Cascardi
Auditions September 10, 1-3pm or Monday, September 11, 5:40-7:30pm
Rehearsals begin in October
$675 / members $595

SID JACOBSON COMMUNITY PLAYERS PRESENT COMPANY
Director: Rich Buckley | Music Director: Steve Belfer
Join our Community Players in Stephen Sondheim’s Tony-Award winning masterpiece!

Auditions, please come prepared to sing! If you can’t make the audition time please call Susan Kalman.
Sunday, September 24, 4:00-7:00pm
Callbacks: Saturday, October 1

Show Dates:
Saturday, February 3
Sunday, February 4
Saturday, February 10
Sunday, February 11

Workshops
+ Events

Workshops

If you love performing, the JCC is the place to be! Whether you’re interested in singing, dancing or dramatic acting our workshops and productions give you the tools to do so.

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In collaboration with A Class Act NY — New York’s premier acting studio. Many workshop participants are appearing on Broadway, television and film. All skill levels welcome, space is limited!

ONE-WEEK BROADWAY CAMP
Take workshops in musical theatre, dance, acting, voice training, improvisation, stage combat, stage makeup and more all taught by Broadway stars and industry professionals! For repeat campers all workshops will be brand new material. The week includes a trip to see a Broadway show and a Talk Back with Broadway actors and concludes with a final showcase performance in our own JCC theatre. A rare and unique opportunity to learn from professionals who are working in the theatre today! All skill levels welcome, space is limited. Cost includes ticket to Broadway show and transportation to New York City
Ages: 7-18 years
Monday, August 21- Friday, August 25
9:30am-5:30pm (early drop-off available)
$790 / members $750
Register

AGENT WORKSHOP
Ages: 7-18 years
Work with a top agent on proper on-camera acting and audition technique. Learn how to book a coveted role on a TV series or commercial.
Saturday, September 16
11am-2:30pm
$175 / members $165
Register

ANASTASIA + AUDITION TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
Ages: 7-18 years
Work with a star from Broadway’s newest hit Anastasia and learn a song and dance combo from the show. After, students will perform a mock audition for a scouting talent Rep who will provide useful feedback and coaching.
Monday, October 9 (Columbus Day)
1-5pm
$175 / members $165
Register

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY + AUDITION TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP
Ages: 7-18 years
Monette McKay, star of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will teach a song and dance combo from Broadway’s sweetest show and participate in a Q&A. Students will perform a mock audition for a scouting talent rep who will provide useful feedback and coaching.
Friday, November 10 (Veterans Day)
1-5pm
$175 /members $165
Register

Programs
+ Classes

Theatre Programs

THE LITTLE MERMAID
Grades: K-2

Join us Under the Sea in our personalized version of this popular classic. Children gain confidence, learn new skills and have fun! Program will culminate with performances in the spring.  Three sessions available.

Tuesday Session – Directed by Nicole Werner
Begins September 26 (full year program)
4-5:15pm
$750 / members $675
Register
Busing available from East Hills, Heights, Harbor Hill and North Side. Must register separately for bus for fall and spring semester.

Sunday Session
Begins November 5 (full year program)
10:15am-11:30am
$675 /members $595

Sunday Session
Begins November 5 (full year program)
11:45am-1pm
$675 / members $595

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
Grades: 3-6
Be Our Guest in this magical tale as old as time. All participants receive individual coaching. Lots of great parts for all! Three sessions available.

Thursday Session – Directed by Alison Pnini
Auditions are not a drop-off, please come prepared to sing.
September 14, 4-6pm

Rehearsals begin September 28 (full year program)
4-5:15pm
$750 / members $675
Register
Busing available from East Hills, Heights, Harbor Hill and North Side. Must register separately  for bus for fall and spring semester.

Sunday Sessions
Directed by Leore Riven and Alice Cascardi
Auditions are not a drop-off, please come prepared to sing.
Sunday, September 10, 1-3pm
Monday, September 11, 5:30-7:30pm

Rehearsals begin October 15
$675 / members $595

NEW BORN TO ENTERTAIN
Grades: 2-3 and 4-5
This class will introduce the fundamentals of singing techniques and performance skills. Through fun-filled exercises and learning age-appropriate songs, the students will begin the journey of finding their own unique voice and how to be expressive on stage. Class size is limited, all skill levels welcome. Taught by Carla Friend.
10 sessions
Begins Saturday, October 7
$400 / members $350

Volunteer
Opportunities

Volunteer

Love the theatre, but prefer to work behind the scenes? Volunteer opportunities are available for production assistants, set builders, scenic artists, costumers, lighting and sound technicians, stage managers and stage crew. Adults and teens welcome. Community service and college internships available.

If interested, contact Kathy Garneau, Volunteer Director, 516-484-1545 ext. 149, kgarneau@sjjcc.org.

Cultural
Arts


ONE-WEEK BROADWAY CAMP, CAMP ACA

In partnership with A Class Act NY, New York’s premier acting studio
Take workshops in musical theatre, dance, acting, voice training, improvisation, stage combat, stage makeup and more all taught by Broadway stars and industry professionals! The week includes a trip to see a Broadway show and a Talk Back with Broadway actors and concludes with a final showcase performance in our own JCC theatre. All skill levels welcome, space is limited.
Ages: 7-18 years
Monday, August 21- Friday, August 25
9:30am-5:30pm (early drop-off available)
$790 / members $750
Register

Looking for more information about our programs?

Contact Susan Kalman, Theatre Arts Director, 516-484-1545 ext. 110, skalman@sjjcc.org

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